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Address: 621 Maroondah Highway | Coldstream, VIC 3770, Melbourne, Victoria 3770, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9739 0772
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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What a ride!

My husband and I chose Go Wild Ballooning to go hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley as his birthday present this year. They were prompt in getting back to our query about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and kids organised a balloon flight for my 50th birthday. We combined it with an accommodation package at Chateau Yering. The night we stayed, the balloon was cancelled due to bad weather. I called to rebook soon after and was fit in the next day. No problems at all rebooking. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I chose Go Wild Ballooning to go hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley as his birthday present this year. They were prompt in getting back to our query about flight availability over the Easter period and we booked for Good Friday. One slight niggle is that you have to call the duty pilot the day before... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Be very careful if you make a booking with this company, and do not get a "package deals" In the case of any wind they will need to cancel the trip, and they will keep 100% of the cost of the flight. The savings on the accommodation is only a small amount and it would be better to book the... More 

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Go Wild B, Manager at Go Wild Ballooning, responded to this review

It is always disappointing when a scheduled hot air balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, however, passenger safety is our first priority and we will not fly if it is not safe to do so. No other ballooning company flew in the Yarra Valley on the morning of your cancelled flight. Our pilots are trained in meteorology as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a Groupon - gift from our daughter - so off we went. Arrived 30 minutes early because it's amazing how quickly you can travel at 4.14 am! They kept us informed of what was going on as they waited, tested the wind with a small helium balloon and then took us to the launch site. Set-up was efficient &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't know how this company can have so many poor reviews. Either they've really stepped up their game or people are complaining about nothing. Booked for 14th Feb, couldn't go ahead due to weather. Pilot was genuinely sorry & helped connect me with the office staff the next morning. Office staff rebooked it for us quickly the following week. All... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went on a flight a few days ago and other than having to be at Chateau Yering at 5.00 it was generally a great experience. The staff were great and very professional. The only problems were that I had to cancel my husband out as he was not well and that cost $25 to change the details to my... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

arrived at 4.30am at a hotel destination in the Yarra Valley, which was a little hard to find in the darkness of the night. We had to wait around for about half hour which was a bit annoying waiting for the pilot and some latecomers. Finally was transported to some footy oval nearby where there were a few other balloons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had the flight this morning @ Yarra Valley from the start ( on arrival at the meeting point) the experience was fantastic...getting ready the balloon ..the flight and then the packing the balloon was excellent ... the experience of the staff was very professional and knowledgeable.. would not mind doing all over again regardless of the early should say... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ride: The hot air balloon ride itself was a very good experience-- offered amazing view of the sunrise despite a cloudy morning, just need to get above the clouds. The balloon was large, with a basket that fit about 20 people, so the ride was very smooth and stable. I also found Mark the pilot to be very knowledgeable. Location:... More 

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Mackay, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we had our hot air balloon experience in the Yarra Valley near Healesville. From the moment we arrived at our departure point to the moment we finished packing the balloon away it was and experience to add to your bucket list. The staff were professional and knowledgeable about the local area and safety was paramount at all times. It would... More 

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